RCMP need your help to identify Vernon fraud suspect

Vernon RCMP are hoping to identify the suspect in this image taken from surveillance footage. SUBMITTED/RCMP

VERNON – Police are on the lookout for a man who spent thousands of dollars with a stolen credit card in Vernon and area.

RCMP say it all started over a week ago, on Feb. 8, when a man allegedly stole a credit card from the Husky gas station at 4500 27 St. in Vernon.

The card, which belongs to a local business, was then used several times at retailers in the Vernon area, according to an RCMP media release, racking up thousands of dollars in charges.

The suspect RCMP want to identify was caught on video and an image has been released.

Police describe the suspect as a Caucasian man, between 35 and 45 years of age, with short brown hair. He was wearing a black hooded jacket, black and white T-shirt, glasses and a silver necklace.

Anyone with any information in regards to this incident is asked to contact Const. Mark MacAulay at the Vernon RCMP detachment at 250-545-7171. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.

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